Orpha’s potato salad

Sep 30, 2013 by

One morning I looked at my five-pound bag of potatoes that were not getting any fresher and thought, “How about some potato salad?” I wasn’t getting good vibes from any of my newer books with large...

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Israeli conscientious objector lives by example

Sep 30, 2013 by

Exactly 20 years ago, when I registered with the Selective Service System, I wrote in the application’s margin: “I am a conscientious objector to participation in war in any form.” Like most U.S....

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Learning to learn from my children

Sep 23, 2013 by

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” — Matt. 18:3 It is amazing. If I stop to pay attention to the delicate, curious and...

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MCC leaders fasting for immigration reform

Sep 22, 2013 by and

Saulo Padilla is fasting for immigration reform. And the hunger he feels is familiar. A few years ago while living in Goshen, Ind., his daughters were threatened with deportation. For four days they waited...

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Gospel of sharing takes work

Sep 16, 2013 by and

At 18, Mark Van Steenwyk was a cowboy-hat-wearing, flag-saluting, evangelical conservative who believed God had blessed America. “I loved America. I was America,” he wrote in the introduction to his...

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Japanese Confession adopted

Sep 16, 2013 by and

A conference of Japanese Mennonites recently adopted a formal document defining what they believe collectively. Japan Mennonite Christian Church Conference (Hokkaido) adopted a Confession of Faith during its...

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Mennonites, Muslims meet in Abraham Project

Sep 16, 2013 by and

Mennonites and Muslims gathered around food and film at The Abraham Project Sept. 6-8 in Lancaster, Pa., in the hopes of deepening interfaith relationships. Mennonites representing a handful of churches and...

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MCC Seed program grows into Bolivia

Sep 16, 2013 by and

AKRON, Pa. — Mennonite Central Committee is increasing its two-year service opportunities for young adults who want to reflect, serve and advocate in another culture by expanding its Seed program into...

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No to strike in Syria

Sep 16, 2013 by

More than 100,000 people have died in Syria’s two-year civil war. The brutal conflict became a crime against humanity long before the gas attack that killed 1,400 civilians. But it took the chemical...

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From seven points on Earth

Sep 2, 2013 by and

Seven distant points on the globe are linked by faith and farming in a study undertaken by the University of Winnipeg. History professor Royden Loewen is hoping to gain a better understanding of how...

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